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2 shot at Louisville business; suspect at large

Emergency crews converged on the scene. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Emergency crews converged on the scene. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Two people were shot. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Two people were shot. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Cardinal Kitchens is in the 200 block of Hiawatha. (Source: Google Maps) Cardinal Kitchens is in the 200 block of Hiawatha. (Source: Google Maps)
One of the victims drove himself to a hospital, police said. (Source: WAVE 3 News) One of the victims drove himself to a hospital, police said. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The shootings were reported about 1:30 p.m. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The shootings were reported about 1:30 p.m. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two people are recovering after they were shot at their workplace Monday afternoon. 

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. inside the warehouse of Cardinal Kitchens off of Hiawatha Avenue. The shooter  or shooters remain at large. 

Louisville Metro police were able to secure the scene not long after the shooting.

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Tom Hooper's brother works for Cardinal Kitchens and he was supposed to pick him up from work around 1:30 p.m. 

"It's only three or four blocks away and I got over here and police were already showing up and everything, pulling guns out and I said ‘OK what’s going on,'" Hooper said. 

Hooper immediately tried to call his brother.

"He said he was OK," Hooper said. "He said there was a fight this morning and one of the guys came back." 

Police said there was some kind of altercation between several employees, but Monday night police said it was unclear if the alteration lead to the shooting or if the suspect(s) worked at Cardinal Kitchens.

"One was transported to University Hospital, the other victim transported himself, so their condition is unknown at this time," said  LMPD Sgt. Phil Russell.

Hooper said he also worked for Cardinal Kitchens for 15 years and knows at times tensions can get high.

"Things get kind of hectic in the shop sometimes," Hooper said. "I know how it is, you get pushed, pushed, pushed about what's going out, I don’t know if a lead man got shot or something like that." 

After securing the scene, police started to interview fellow employees.   

"He told me they were going to bring TARC buses and take them all downtown so they can get statements from everybody, there’s about 50 people that work here at least," Hooper said. 

"Not what we believe at this point to be some sort of active shooter as it was unfortunately some sort of altercation between two employees," Russell said. 

Russell said one of the victims was taken by Metro EMS to University of Louisville Hospital. The other victim drove himself to a hospital for treatment.

The owner of Cardinal Kitchens was out of town Monday. He told us he tried to get the first flight back. He told us they are working with police and that his main concern is his employees.

"Cardinal Kitchens is cooperating fully with the police in this investigation and hope to have answers as to the perpetrators and possible motive for this senseless violence as soon as possible," the owner's attorney, Steve Romines said Monday in a message. "At this point however, our main priority is the safety and well being of our employees."

Police have not released any suspect information and are continuing to follow up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673).

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